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Virtual Cemetery Page 19

The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The grave of Private Alexander Hamilton George, Company B, 23d PA Vols. He was born on April 20th 1833. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 in Philadelphia.

He has the honor of being the Great Grandson of Alexander Hamilton, who was a Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer and Presidential Cabinet Secretary under George Washington. Alexander Hamilton's image is featured on The Ten Dollar bill.

After the war he married a young girl, Mamie. She passed away in 1898 at the age of 38. Alexander Hamilton George died on April 25th 1921 in Elkton,MD and is buried in Elk Neck Marland at Hart's Chapel Cemetery in the plot with Mamie.

Grave of Pvt. Julius Fisher, Company F , 23rd PVI. He was mustered into service with the 23rd PA on August 2nd 1861. He was mustered out of service on September 8th 1864. He died on December 21st 1887 and is buried at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburg PA in Section 33, lot 231, Grave 1.

Thanks to Chris Barebo and Chris Conboy for helping to find the grave.

Grave of Sgt. John Ames, Company C, 23rd Penn. Vols. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861. At the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864, he was shot and wounded. He was taken to Alexandria Virginia to a hospital where he died on June 18th 1864. He is buried in Alexandria National Cemetery in Section A , Grave 816-80.
The Grave of Captain Jacob Heyer of Company A, 23rd Penn. Vols. He was mustered in at the Schuykill Aresenal on August 8th 1861 in Philadelphia. He was promoted from Sgt. to 1st Sgt. on October 2nd 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lt. on July 14th 1862 and then to 1st Lt. on March 1st 1863. On November 22nd 1863 he was promoted to Captain and then mustered out on September 8th 1864. Jacob was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section E , Lot 189, Grave 2. In the 2004 edition of the Regimental History Jacob is pictured as a Sgt. on page 541 and as a Captain on page 155. Both of those pictures of Jacob Heyer are also on page 16 of the Original Photos Page of the website.
Grave of Corporal Dewitt Palmer of Company H, 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birneys' Zouaves". He was mustered in at the Schuykill Aresenal on August 20th 1861 in Philadelphia. He was mustered out on September 8th 1864 but re-enlisted to serve three more years. He was placed into the 82nd PA Company E and promoted to Corporal. Just 11 days later he was shot at the Battle of Winchester on September 19th 1864. From there he was sent to a hospital in Philadelphia. He died on December 6th 1864 as a result of his wounds. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section V. He is pictued in the 2004 edition on page 109.
Born on September 22nd 1842. Grave of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 1st Lt. Charles H. Clausen of Company O , 23rd/61st PV. He was mustered in at Philadelphia on August 21st 1861 as a member of the 23d Pennsylvania. On March of 1862 he was transfered to Company H of the 61st Pennsylvania. He was promoted to 2nd Lt. from 1st Sgt on October 7th 1862, to 1st Lt. on September 12th 1863 and then to Captain of Company E on October 1st 1864. He was wounded at Spottsylvania Courthouse on May 12th 1864. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "Although severely wounded, he led the regiment against the enemy, under a terrific fire, and saved a battery from capture". His Medal was awarded his Medal on June 25, 1892. He was discharged a vet on February 10th 1865 as a result of his wounds. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery at Section G next to his wife Lizzie. His headstone is worn and in need of replacing.




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